Tactical Response Team

The Centre County Tactical Response Team (CCTRT) currently consists of 12 officers from 6 participating agencies in Centre County: Bellefonte Police Department (1), Ferguson Township Police Department (2), Patton Township Police Department (2), Penn State University Police Department (2), Spring Township Police Department (1), and State College Police Department (4).

The CCTRT completed 19 training days in 2010. Each training day was designed to emphasize 3 areas of proficiency when trained individually or as a whole to form the foundation for a comprehensive tactical team training program. The 3 areas include critical drills and tasks, search and entry tactics, and tactical precision marksmanship.

In 2010, several events involved team members individually, in part, or as a whole: tactical over-watch for the Eastern European Organized Crime Task Force, barricaded gunman in Lemont, barricaded gunman in Patton Township, dignitary protection detail for Vice President Biden, high-risk warrant service in Patton Township, and 51 warrants for possession with intent to distribute.

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